Top 10 Carpenters in Cary, NC

Porch Pro Headshot Mr. Handyman of Western Wake County
Carpenters
Serves Cary, North Carolina
(357)
Home Improvement Professionals Reliable and personable home service professionals can be hard to find these days, but Mr. Handyman makes it easy. Our experienced craftsmen are trained experts and can help with a variety of services. Whether you need help installing drywall in your home, or repairin...Read more about Mr. Handyman of Western Wake County
Home Improvement Professionals Reliable and personable home service professionals can be hard to find these days, but Mr. Handyman makes it easy. Our experienced craftsmen are trained experts and can help with a variety of services. Whether you need help installing drywall in your home, or repairin...Read more about Mr. Handyman of Western Wake County
Porch Pro Headshot A&N Home Improvements and Repairs
Carpenters
Serves Cary, North Carolina
(40)
"A&N Home Improvements, Nick Polas, did work for me this week, and I am very, very pleased, He did exactly what I needed to be done and I am very satisfied with his work and also what his charges were. I would highly recommend him to anyone and will use him again myself at a later date. "
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"A&N Home Improvements, Nick Polas, did work for me this week, and I am very, very pleased, He did exactly what I needed to be done and I am very satisfied with his work and also what his charges were. I would highly recommend him to anyone and will use him again myself at a later date. "
Porch Pro Headshot JAM Carolina Exteriors
Carpenters
Serves Cary, North Carolina
(51)
"I have had Jam Carolina perform several projects for me. I had my house re-roofed and gutters replaced a few years ago. Crews are efficient, friendly and very professional. This past year, we had a sunroom addition put on our house. JAM was great to work with. While in the design stage, they w...Read more about JAM Carolina Exteriors
"I have had Jam Carolina perform several projects for me. I had my house re-roofed and gutters replaced a few years ago. Crews are efficient, friendly and very professional. This past year, we had a sunroom addition put on our house. JAM was great to work with. While in the design stage, they w...Read more about JAM Carolina Exteriors
Porch Pro Headshot The Humble Abode LLC
Carpenters
Serves Cary, North Carolina
(68)
We are a veteran owned and operated general contracting company. We are fully licensed, registered, and insured handling a wide variety of projects from handyman to do lists, realtor punch lists, and complete home remodels and additions. We maintain a 5 star rating on multiple pro contracting sites ...Read more about The Humble Abode LLC
We are a veteran owned and operated general contracting company. We are fully licensed, registered, and insured handling a wide variety of projects from handyman to do lists, realtor punch lists, and complete home remodels and additions. We maintain a 5 star rating on multiple pro contracting sites ...Read more about The Humble Abode LLC
Porch Pro Headshot WestPoint Designs LLC.
Carpenters
Serves Cary, North Carolina
(31)
WestPoint Designs LLC was established in 2010 in the Chapel Hill and surrounding areas. We specialize in complete whole home builds, residential remodeling, as well as kitchen and bathroom remodeling. We are fully insured and guarantee our work. Here at WestPoint Designs LLC, we pride ourselves on p...Read more about WestPoint Designs LLC.
WestPoint Designs LLC was established in 2010 in the Chapel Hill and surrounding areas. We specialize in complete whole home builds, residential remodeling, as well as kitchen and bathroom remodeling. We are fully insured and guarantee our work. Here at WestPoint Designs LLC, we pride ourselves on p...Read more about WestPoint Designs LLC.
Porch Pro Headshot Adam's Building and Home Repair
Carpenters
Serves Cary, North Carolina
(24)
"We needed a new front railing as well as a new mailbox and post. Adam was awesome! He was prompt, courteous, thorough and honest. The actual cost of the job turned out to be less than his original estimate. We plan to use Adam again and would highly recommend him to anyone."
"We needed a new front railing as well as a new mailbox and post. Adam was awesome! He was prompt, courteous, thorough and honest. The actual cost of the job turned out to be less than his original estimate. We plan to use Adam again and would highly recommend him to anyone."
Porch Pro Headshot John Bancroft Carpentry & Painting
Carpenters
Serves Cary, North Carolina
(12)
"John renovated our bathroom. Now it's the best looking room in the house. Too bad it only has one seat. We've used him for rental property improvements and repairs. His work ALWAYS adds value. I would recommend him to anyone, without reservation."
"John renovated our bathroom. Now it's the best looking room in the house. Too bad it only has one seat. We've used him for rental property improvements and repairs. His work ALWAYS adds value. I would recommend him to anyone, without reservation."
Porch Pro Headshot Rick's
Carpenters
Serves Cary, North Carolina
(8)
"Project was great start to finish. I met with Rick and showed him exactly what we wanted done to replace all the boards around our garage door and to build a custom trellis above the door. He not only completed the work on time, on budget and beautifully - he also replicated our thoughts into the ...Read more about Rick's
"Project was great start to finish. I met with Rick and showed him exactly what we wanted done to replace all the boards around our garage door and to build a custom trellis above the door. He not only completed the work on time, on budget and beautifully - he also replicated our thoughts into the ...Read more about Rick's
Porch Pro Headshot A Heavenly Sight
Carpenters
Serves Cary, North Carolina
With more than 12 years of experience, A Heavenly Sight has a solid reputation for providing creative and flexible home-improvement solutions. It is our eye for detail that has built our fantastic portfolio and allows for an ever growing list of clients. Referrals and word of mouth are most often h...Read more about A Heavenly Sight
With more than 12 years of experience, A Heavenly Sight has a solid reputation for providing creative and flexible home-improvement solutions. It is our eye for detail that has built our fantastic portfolio and allows for an ever growing list of clients. Referrals and word of mouth are most often h...Read more about A Heavenly Sight
Porch Pro Headshot Rapid Solutions
Carpenters
Serves Cary, North Carolina
(19)
Anything from home improvement, repair, to odd jobs. One call can solve it all
Anything from home improvement, repair, to odd jobs. One call can solve it all

Frequently asked questions about carpenters

Carpentry is one of the oldest professions — for as long as people have needed shelter to live in, there has been some form of carpentry. Today, carpentry has become a very specialized trade and most carpenters have a niche. The hallmark of all types of carpentry is that carpenters are experts in working with wood. There are some small exceptions to this for buildings that use steel studs or other types of metal framing, for example. However, for the most part, when you think carpenters, think wood.

  • Rough carpenters – Rough carpenters are one of the first trades you'll have on-site if you’re building a house. Their expertise is in the overall structure and stability of buildings and the big-picture aspects of building a home.
  • Framing carpenters – Framing carpenters are the pros responsible for putting up the base structure that will become the interior and exterior walls of a building. Framing carpentry goes hand-in-hand with rough carpentry, however, framing is often seen as a specialized skill.
  • Jointers – Joint carpentry involves putting together floor joists that create the surface you'll walk on once it's finished.
  • Cabinet makers – Carpenters specializing in cabinetry are extremely skilled at fine woodworking and excel at precise and detail-oriented work. They are some of the last carpenters that work on a project because cabinetry is a part of the finishing process and is generally one of the last things that are installed.
  • Finish carpenters – similar to cabinet makers, finish carpenters are responsible for the finer details that are not structural but make up the parts of your home that you'll see daily. Finish carpenters will be the ones to install your trim, wood flooring, railings, and handrails and are also sometimes referred to as trim carpenters.

Have they done the work being requested before?

This is an important question that can often be overlooked, with potential clients assuming that all carpenters work on all types of projects. As we discussed before, carpentry has several specialized skill sets, so it's important to make sure that any carpenter you're considering has worked on your type of project before.

Are they examples of their work?

Carpenters near you will have pictures of past projects they've done that they can share with you. The building process is impressive, and the change from beginning to end can be staggering, so these proud tradespeople will likely have work they'll be happy to show you.

How much experience do they have in your type of project?

This ties into the first question, however, it’s a bit more detailed. Many clients have fallen into the trap of only asking basic questions, like “Have you done a project like this before?” and failing to follow up with, “How many times?”

In many cases, it may not matter if a carpenter has only done a certain type of work once or twice, but it could make a huge difference if your project is complex — and that’s not something you want to find out mid-project.

Are they licensed (if necessary)?

Many municipalities will require permits for carpentry work, depending on the scale. These permits are only applicable if a certified carpenter will be doing the work. In addition, your carpenter may need to have a Red Seal in carpentry to obtain the correct insurance.

Are they insured?

There are three different types of insurance that carpenters will need to carry to conduct work safely. These are general liability insurance, professional liability insurance, and Worker's Compensation insurance.

Don't be shy about asking a carpenter you're thinking of hiring for proof of the appropriate insurance, and be wary if they can't provide documentation.

The short answer to this question is that a carpenter isn't always a builder, but a builder is most often a carpenter. Don't worry — we’ll clarify what that means below.

Carpenter

As we discussed above, there are many types of local carpenters who specialize in one or more distinct areas of carpentry. Depending on where you are in your construction process, multiple carpenters who are experts in their niche may be needed.

Builder

If a construction professional refers to themselves as a builder, they are likely saying that they are a general contractor or a construction project manager who can take more of a full-scope approach to your project. Most builders are carpenters by trade but have expanded their skillet to encompass more of the building process.

It can be a bit confusing because carpenters do build things, but when someone is referred to as a builder, it generally means that they are experienced in integrating multiple stages of construction and tradespeople on one project.

However, this is definitely a bit of a gray area. Make sure to clarify what type of professional you’re working with when you vet tradespeople, so you know exactly what their specialty is.

A carpenter is absolutely the right tradesperson to build a beautiful, sturdy deck for you. Depending on what you're picturing for the finished product, however, you might want to look at bringing in both a rough carpenter and a finishing carpenter.

Rough carpenters are experts at putting in the proper foundation to make your deck safe and secure, as well as grading the ground below and ensuring adequate drainage. They'll also be the best people to advise on what types of materials the structure of your deck should be made of, including foundation, stairs, and railings.

It’s important to note here that in most municipalities, you’ll need a permit to build a deck. Your carpenter will need to be licensed to have the expertise and certification to apply for the proper licenses.

Once the structure of your deck is complete, a finish carpenter can give your project a different level of polish and aesthetic appeal, putting that final touch onto your new deck.

If your vision of your new deck involves built-in seating or an outdoor kitchen, a finish carpenter will also be the best tradesperson to help you bring your unique space to life.

Many rough carpenters are very skilled at finishing, and others don’t prefer to do finishing work, so it’s worth it to ask upfront.

Licensing for carpenters can be complicated. Not everyone who refers to themselves as a carpenter is a licensed carpenter, handypersons often do carpentry work. Only some states require carpenters to be licensed for specific types of work.

In many cases, licensing is required in order to ensure that a carpenter has an adequate level of knowledge and experience. There are plenty of unlicensed carpenters with a wealth of experience and talent, but the licensing process is a way for employers and clients to feel secure that a tradesperson has a standardized level of knowledge and experience. Most licensing programs require four years of work experience and the passing of a certification exam.

Below, we’ll go through some common questions and misconceptions to help you untangle the licensing web.

States that require carpenters to have licenses

Alabama, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah have state-level requirements for carpenters to be licensed to do certain types of carpentry work. While each state has its own list, some common types of carpentry often require licenses:

  • Millwork
  • Framing
  • Structural work
  • Cabinetry
  • Installing metal studs or framing

When can you hire a carpenter that does not have a license?

In some cases, lighter carpentry work on non-structural areas of a home doesn’t require a carpenter to carry a license. This may also mean they don’t have the proper workplace insurance, so make sure to ask those questions and weigh the risks accordingly.

Locations that fall outside city or municipal regions may have fewer restrictions on building permits. If you’re confident, you can have a non-licensed carpenter do structural work. This varies by location, so research the rules that cover your property before agreeing to have any work done.

Carpenters are integral to the home-building process, and their various areas of expertise are what allow the vision of a home designer or structural engineer to go from vision to reality.

If you’re unfamiliar with the home-building process, you may be surprised at first to learn that, in many cases, one carpenter does not handle the entire process. Particularly on large or complex projects, you’re likely to have several different types of carpentry experts. Beginning with rough carpentry to create the foundation and structure of your home, you’ll bring in framing carpenters for the exterior and interior walls, joint carpenters, roofing carpenters, and finish carpenters and cabinetmakers.

Depending on your location, finding the right carpenters near you can be simple, or you may have to look at bringing in the right pro from a larger city or town.

Other trades will need to work alongside carpenters during the building process. Homes are built in many layers and stages, so you can expect to have several trades working simultaneously at certain times.

Here’s a list of other trades you’ll need to build a house:

  • Machine operator
  • Electrician
  • Plumber
  • Gasfitter
  • Drywaller
  • Septic installer

Recent reviews for Cary Carpenters

91121

Did an awesome job remodeling my kitchen and bathroom!! Looks great and price was also a delight.

- Wes Glade
91089

Mike was great tip work with on my kitchen remodeling project. He took his time, listened to what I envisioned for my kitchen and came up with wonderful ideas. My kitchen looks amazing and most of all he worked with my budget. I'm definitely recommending...

- Michlelle Anglade
95064

Westpoint Designs did an awesome job on the home repair I needed. He was on time, completed on time, worked with me with my budget. If problems was encountered, after fully explaining what needed to be done, and getting approval and discussing price he ...

- Martha Brodie
91645

As we ascended the stairs in our home after coming back from our honeymoon, my wife and I were greeted with a living room makeover. It felt like we were on a TV show because of how overwhelmingly surprised we were. We received cornices in our living roo...

- Evroy Marrett
403204

Please do not use Top Home Solution. Javier and his crew came to our home to paint rooms. Although they did a decent job on painting our walls, they spilled a large amount of paint on our bedroom carpet and paint spots in other rooms on carpet areas aroun...

- Deltra Tate
94328

From start to finish it was an absolutely amazing experience. The first thing that stood out was the constant communication that Joe provided. Anytime I had any questions he was very responsive and always went above and beyond to make the process painless...

- Alex Freeman
100310

Joseph Smothers is a scam artist along with his "partner" Marcus Hicks, who owns "Oak City Contracting and Repairs". Marcus was contracted to build a front porch and an addition with side porch on my home back in October. We gave him a deposit, plus addit...

- Jennifer Frost
36985

Michael with Anywhere Maintenance has done multiple jobs for me at my home. He has welded my jeep frame I am restoring, painted the exterior of my home, replaced shingles on my roof and has done a lot of landscaping. He always does a good job, quick job a...

- George Capello
68230

Stronghold Home Maintenance contacted me immediately, drove to the site same day and gave me a very detailed estimate of cost/materials/time and timeline to start. He showed up on time, kept in touch each step, took photos as the project steps were compl...

- Dorothy R
44800

Very reliable, quick to respond and does great work.

- Gini Dumers
253306

Nick did an complete kitchen remodel on a 1981 kitchen. He basically gutted the room and put in new cabinets, flooring, windows, new molding, light fixtures as well as tile back splash. He also painted the walls including covering pine paneling on the low...

- Pat Humphrey-Kloes
42315

Nick came out to help me with a sliding glass door that was no longer sliding. He kept in touch with me to let me know his time-frame and what time to expect him and was upfront about his fee and a fair estimate of how much time it would take to com...

Everything You Need to Know About Cary Carpenters

Who are the best Carpenters in Cary?

We've found 50 carpenter providers that are available to you in Cary.

Keep in mind that every project has different requirements, and some carpenter professionals maybe be more equipped to handle the specifications of your carpentry services work than others. Talk to multiple carpenters before deciding which one is right for you. You will want to consider how much they charge, if they are properly licensed for carpentry services work in Cary, and if your project is a fit. Here are some suggested professionals and companies to get you started:

  • Summer Hill Carpentry
    • Location: Cary
  • LOWCOUNTRY ERECTION CO INC
    • Location: Cary
  • Kendrick Harvey Carpentry
    • Location: Cary
    • Been in business since: 2001

What should I check for once my Carpenter in Cary has finished working?

Every carpentry services project is going to have different results, but here are a few things to check for once any carpentry services company has told you they've finished the job:

  • Obviously you want to do a visual inspection. Even if you're unfamiliar with carpentry services work, this gives you the opportunity to ask questions (even basic ones like, what did you do?).
  • Ask the carpenter to describe what they did. Whether your carpentry services project was a repair job or a building job, have them run you through what was done.
  • Compare the description provided on your carpentry services project estimate to the work completed. Did the professional do what was promised?
  • Request that the carpenter do a follow-up visit to check on the work. Most professionals are willing to do this, especially if you ask them.

What zip codes in Cary have the best Carpenters?

Below we've listed Cary zip codes that have great selections of carpenters:

  • 27540: 1 Carpenters.
  • 27511: 2 Carpenters.
  • 27519: 3 Carpenters.
  • All Carpenters in Cary, NC

    Porch Pro Headshot DECR Renovations
    Carpenters
    Serves Cary, North Carolina
    (6)
    Standard and Custom deck remodeling or new construction. Help customers with ideas and options that work within their budget.
    Standard and Custom deck remodeling or new construction. Help customers with ideas and options that work within their budget.
    Porch Pro Headshot Ugalde renovations 919)418-6434
    Carpenters
    Serves Cary, North Carolina
    (3)
    If you’re looking for a professional contractor to meet your vision for your home look no further!! Here at Ugalde renovations we aspire to make your dream home a reality!! No job is too big and no job is to small !! We’re a crew of three guys w 15 years of experience and 5 years as a company! Our ...Read more about Ugalde renovations 919)418-6434
    If you’re looking for a professional contractor to meet your vision for your home look no further!! Here at Ugalde renovations we aspire to make your dream home a reality!! No job is too big and no job is to small !! We’re a crew of three guys w 15 years of experience and 5 years as a company! Our ...Read more about Ugalde renovations 919)418-6434
    Porch Pro Headshot Stronghold Home Maintenance
    Carpenters
    Serves Cary, North Carolina
    (2)
    "We had a pretty simple project - just replacing some dry rotted subfloor - and Stronghold took care of it immediately! He contacted me quickly and the project was finished two days later. He was fair and kind and his rates are really reasonable. He was the right guy for the project."
    "We had a pretty simple project - just replacing some dry rotted subfloor - and Stronghold took care of it immediately! He contacted me quickly and the project was finished two days later. He was fair and kind and his rates are really reasonable. He was the right guy for the project."
    Porch Pro Headshot Top Home Solutions ,LLC
    Carpenters
    Serves Cary, North Carolina
    (1)
    We are a local painting company offering: – Exterior Painting – Interior Painting – Staining – Epoxy Garage Flooring – Crown Molding / Wainscoting / Trim – Siding Replacement – Wallpaper Removal – Rotted Wood Replacement – Popcorn Ceiling Removal – Deck & Fence Staining – Pressure Washing – Brush &...Read more about Top Home Solutions ,LLC
    We are a local painting company offering: – Exterior Painting – Interior Painting – Staining – Epoxy Garage Flooring – Crown Molding / Wainscoting / Trim – Siding Replacement – Wallpaper Removal – Rotted Wood Replacement – Popcorn Ceiling Removal – Deck & Fence Staining – Pressure Washing – Brush &...Read more about Top Home Solutions ,LLC
    Porch Pro Headshot Custom Fence, Deck and Home Repairs
    Carpenters
    Serves Cary, North Carolina
    (9)
    "Over the last few months, Tim has completed several projects for us. He built a new deck and wellhouse; replaced our front doors; installed closet doors and cabinet shelving; enclosed (2) A/C window units; replaced deck handrails and steps; and much more! Tim is awesome and puts the needs of the ...Read more about Custom Fence, Deck and Home Repairs
    "Over the last few months, Tim has completed several projects for us. He built a new deck and wellhouse; replaced our front doors; installed closet doors and cabinet shelving; enclosed (2) A/C window units; replaced deck handrails and steps; and much more! Tim is awesome and puts the needs of the ...Read more about Custom Fence, Deck and Home Repairs
    Porch Pro Headshot Anything Anywhere Maintenance
    Carpenters
    Serves Cary, North Carolina
    (1)
    Here at Anything Anywhere Maintenance we provide many services for almost anything you would need at your home from your mail box to your bathroom. Some services that we offer include the following. -Landscaping -Hedge Trimming -Limb, Small Tree Removal -Welding -Interior Painting -Exterior Paintin...Read more about Anything Anywhere Maintenance
    Here at Anything Anywhere Maintenance we provide many services for almost anything you would need at your home from your mail box to your bathroom. Some services that we offer include the following. -Landscaping -Hedge Trimming -Limb, Small Tree Removal -Welding -Interior Painting -Exterior Paintin...Read more about Anything Anywhere Maintenance
    Porch Pro Headshot EarlyBird Home Solutions
    Carpenters
    Serves Cary, North Carolina
    EarlyBird Home Solutions is a fresh business , but we can do many different things, all the way from drywall installation and painting, to eliminating the things that rob the beauty from your home by cleaning roofs, gutters, pressure washing and many more tasks feel free to contact us by email, text...Read more about EarlyBird Home Solutions
    EarlyBird Home Solutions is a fresh business , but we can do many different things, all the way from drywall installation and painting, to eliminating the things that rob the beauty from your home by cleaning roofs, gutters, pressure washing and many more tasks feel free to contact us by email, text...Read more about EarlyBird Home Solutions
    Porch Pro Headshot One family pro services
    Carpenters
    Serves Cary, North Carolina
    At One Family Pro Services we strive to create long lasting relationships with every homeowner. Providing our services at affordable prices because we know every penny counts. We will always be a phone call away.
    At One Family Pro Services we strive to create long lasting relationships with every homeowner. Providing our services at affordable prices because we know every penny counts. We will always be a phone call away.
    Porch Pro Headshot Arbor Barber, Gutter Busters, Yard Guards
    Carpenters
    Serves Cary, North Carolina
    Gutter busters is a fully insured, professional gutter experts company safely operating out of Raleigh and surrounding areas. When your leaves fall.. who you gonna call!? Arbor barbers is a local tree pruning and removal service as well as brush removal and stump grinding service. Fully insured, saf...Read more about Arbor Barber, Gutter Busters, Yard Guards
    Gutter busters is a fully insured, professional gutter experts company safely operating out of Raleigh and surrounding areas. When your leaves fall.. who you gonna call!? Arbor barbers is a local tree pruning and removal service as well as brush removal and stump grinding service. Fully insured, saf...Read more about Arbor Barber, Gutter Busters, Yard Guards
    Porch Pro Headshot Patriot Remodeling Inc.
    Carpenters
    Serves Cary, North Carolina
    Installation of top quality replacement windows.We also have a wood rot repair division.If you're interested in building a deck or screen porch we can help.Bathroom remodels are also on our list of projects that we can help you with.
    Installation of top quality replacement windows.We also have a wood rot repair division.If you're interested in building a deck or screen porch we can help.Bathroom remodels are also on our list of projects that we can help you with.
    Porch Pro Headshot Vmhomeimprovement
    Carpenters
    Serves Cary, North Carolina
    Insured LLC company. Quality work done by professionals. Been in business for 30 years and guarantee satisfaction on all work done. Specialize but not limited to: - full kitchen remodel - full bathroom remodel/ custom shower specialist. - decks and screen-in porches - additions - custom built-ins...Read more about Vmhomeimprovement
    Insured LLC company. Quality work done by professionals. Been in business for 30 years and guarantee satisfaction on all work done. Specialize but not limited to: - full kitchen remodel - full bathroom remodel/ custom shower specialist. - decks and screen-in porches - additions - custom built-ins...Read more about Vmhomeimprovement
    Porch Pro Headshot Carpentry Rescuer
    Carpenters
    Serves Cary, North Carolina
    Siding Repair • Full Home Painting Interior And Exterior • Color Change Carpentry Repairs • Deck Repair House Power Wash. and much more
    Siding Repair • Full Home Painting Interior And Exterior • Color Change Carpentry Repairs • Deck Repair House Power Wash. and much more

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